Fury's father named a boxer who can knock out Usyk in one minute
Chinese super heavyweight Zhang Zhilei (26-1-1, 21 KOs) will be able to knock out Ukrainian unified champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) in just one minute. Our compatriot will be able to move quickly around the ring, but he simply will not be able to withstand the power of the 40-year-old representative of China.
John, the father of World Boxing Council (WBC) champion Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs), expressed his confidence in this in an interview with the Seconds Out YouTube channel, Boxing Social reports. He called his son a boxer from a different league, whom no one can handle.
"In good shape, Zhang will cause problems for everyone else in the heavyweight division, except Tyson, as he's in a different league. Zhang will knock out Usyk, who is very small. Give Zhang a minute to fight Usyk and he will knock him out. Usyk might be able to dodge and move, as well as throw punches and jabs to score points. But he just needs to be caught, because he's already shown that he can't fight at heavyweight. If Zhang catches him, turn off the lights," Fury Sr. said.
Zhang knocked out British Joe Joyce (15-2, 14 KOs) in a rematch. On October 28, Fury will fight against former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion Francis Ngannou, for whom it will be his boxing debut.
After that, Tyson is to fight Usyk for all the division's belts. On September 29, he signed a superfight agreement with the Ukrainian. Oleksandr's former trainer Serhiy Vatamaniuk said everyone should take Fury seriously.
Promoter Bob Arum has named a prerequisite for the fight. The media found out that the fight would take place before the New Year or in January.
Carl Froch, former world middleweight champion, shared what will happen in the fight between Usyk and "Fat Fury." The Ukrainian also reacted to the announcement of the fight for the first time. It also became known that the fight between Oleksandr and Tyson is threatened by the court.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) has put forward its demand for the fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury.